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Beef, Ipad, and Steve Jobs: fuiru One of my favourite Steve Jobs stories was the time the engineers working on the iPod brought their finished prototype to him in his office. He said it was too big, they needed to make it smaller. They said it was as small as they could make it, it couldn't be made any smaller. So he took the prototype over to his aquarium and dropped it in. The iPod sank to the bottom, and as it did, tiny little bubbles came out. 'See those bubbles,' he asked. 'They're air inside the iPod. Make it smaller. "Another story about Steve Jobs was when they brought the prototype for the iPad 2 to his office. The engineers told him it was faster than the first iPad. He took it over to his aquarium and dropped it in. Look how slowly it sank, he told them. Make it faster One time a newly hired intern had been sent out to get Steve a sandwich. When she brought it to him, he looked at it. 1 thought I ordered the beef on rye," he asked. She told him it was indeed beef on rye. He took it over to his fish tank and dropped it in. "Does that look like beef on rye?' He was always dropping things in that fish tank. We couldn't stop him. We told him he had to stop, he wouldn't listen. It was full of stuff that shouldn't be in an aquarium. The fish had all died years ago. One had been crushed under an early generation iMac. The others were all poisoned. He didn't care It got to the point where there was no room for anything in the fish tank. When we emptied it after he died, we found a body in there. We never found out who it was." That doesnt sound right, but I dont know enough about Steve Jobs to dispute it
Beef, Ipad, and Steve Jobs: fuiru
 One of my favourite Steve Jobs stories was the time the engineers
 working on the iPod brought their finished prototype to him in his office. He
 said it was too big, they needed to make it smaller. They said it was as
 small as they could make it, it couldn't be made any smaller. So he took
 the prototype over to his aquarium and dropped it in. The iPod sank to the
 bottom, and as it did, tiny little bubbles came out. 'See those bubbles,' he
 asked. 'They're air inside the iPod. Make it smaller.
 "Another story about Steve Jobs was when they brought the prototype for
 the iPad 2 to his office. The engineers told him it was faster than the first
 iPad. He took it over to his aquarium and dropped it in. Look how slowly it
 sank, he told them. Make it faster
 One time a newly hired intern had been sent out to get Steve a sandwich.
 When she brought it to him, he looked at it. 1 thought I ordered the beef on
 rye," he asked. She told him it was indeed beef on rye. He took it over to
 his fish tank and dropped it in. "Does that look like beef on rye?'
 He was always dropping things in that fish tank. We couldn't stop him. We
 told him he had to stop, he wouldn't listen. It was full of stuff that shouldn't
 be in an aquarium.
 The fish had all died years ago. One had been crushed under an early
 generation iMac. The others were all poisoned. He didn't care
 It got to the point where there was no room for anything in the fish tank.
 When we emptied it after he died, we found a body in there. We never
 found out who it was."
That doesnt sound right, but I dont know enough about Steve Jobs to dispute it

That doesnt sound right, but I dont know enough about Steve Jobs to dispute it

College, Family, and Parents: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: idk how the hell i’ve run a blog called ‘botanyshitposts’ for almost four years now without ever thinking to talk about this but in high school my little brother wanted a pet that wouldnt die so we got him a moss ball for $8 at a pet store and he named it tiki and it lives in this dedicated plastic tank at our parents’ house even though we’re both at college now. usually it doesnt do anything but over the past two weeks of winter break our family has watched in horror as it has gone about the process of slowly and ominously rising from its usual position at the depths of its abode to the top, where it now floats with gravel bits stuck to it from literal years of not moving. my mom has moved it to behind the sink so now whenever i go to wash my hands in the kitchen i have to face it and im scared just squeezed all the water out of her like yall said in the replies and i put her back and shes still floating….maybe she just likes it up there update: she sank to the bottom and stayed there for days and i thought this story was over until i WALKED OVER TO THE SINK JUST NOW test: pet her, tell her she is a good moss ball results: she sit  wild things about this post: -the amount of porn bots mass reblogging this bc of the word ‘ball’ -the amount of people with extensive knowledge about native moss ball habitats and care coming out of the woodwork to reply to this post  -the amount of people endeared and riveted by her ongoing performance
College, Family, and Parents: botanyshitposts:
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idk how the hell i’ve run a blog called ‘botanyshitposts’ for almost four years now without ever thinking to talk about this but in high school my little brother wanted a pet that wouldnt die so we got him a moss ball for $8 at a pet store and he named it tiki and it lives in this dedicated plastic tank at our parents’ house even though we’re both at college now. usually it doesnt do anything but over the past two weeks of winter break our family has watched in horror as it has gone about the process of slowly and ominously rising from its usual position at the depths of its abode to the top, where it now floats with gravel bits stuck to it from literal years of not moving. my mom has moved it to behind the sink so now whenever i go to wash my hands in the kitchen i have to face it and im scared
just squeezed all the water out of her like yall said in the replies and i put her back and shes still floating….maybe she just likes it up there


update: she sank to the bottom and stayed there for days and i thought this story was over until i WALKED OVER TO THE SINK JUST NOW

test: pet her, tell her she is a good moss ball
results: she sit 

wild things about this post:
-the amount of porn bots mass reblogging this bc of the word ‘ball’
-the amount of people with extensive knowledge about native moss ball habitats and care coming out of the woodwork to reply to this post 
-the amount of people endeared and riveted by her ongoing performance

botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: idk how the hell i’ve run a blog c...

College, Family, and Parents: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: idk how the hell i’ve run a blog called ‘botanyshitposts’ for almost four years now without ever thinking to talk about this but in high school my little brother wanted a pet that wouldnt die so we got him a moss ball for $8 at a pet store and he named it tiki and it lives in this dedicated plastic tank at our parents’ house even though we’re both at college now. usually it doesnt do anything but over the past two weeks of winter break our family has watched in horror as it has gone about the process of slowly and ominously rising from its usual position at the depths of its abode to the top, where it now floats with gravel bits stuck to it from literal years of not moving. my mom has moved it to behind the sink so now whenever i go to wash my hands in the kitchen i have to face it and im scared just squeezed all the water out of her like yall said in the replies and i put her back and shes still floating….maybe she just likes it up there update: she sank to the bottom and stayed there for days and i thought this story was over until i WALKED OVER TO THE SINK JUST NOW test: pet her, tell her she is a good moss ball results: she sit  wild things about this post: -the amount of porn bots mass reblogging this bc of the word ‘ball’ -the amount of people with extensive knowledge about native moss ball habitats and care coming out of the woodwork to reply to this post  -the amount of people endeared and riveted by her ongoing performance
College, Family, and Parents: botanyshitposts:
botanyshitposts:

botanyshitposts:

botanyshitposts:

botanyshitposts:

botanyshitposts:
idk how the hell i’ve run a blog called ‘botanyshitposts’ for almost four years now without ever thinking to talk about this but in high school my little brother wanted a pet that wouldnt die so we got him a moss ball for $8 at a pet store and he named it tiki and it lives in this dedicated plastic tank at our parents’ house even though we’re both at college now. usually it doesnt do anything but over the past two weeks of winter break our family has watched in horror as it has gone about the process of slowly and ominously rising from its usual position at the depths of its abode to the top, where it now floats with gravel bits stuck to it from literal years of not moving. my mom has moved it to behind the sink so now whenever i go to wash my hands in the kitchen i have to face it and im scared
just squeezed all the water out of her like yall said in the replies and i put her back and shes still floating….maybe she just likes it up there


update: she sank to the bottom and stayed there for days and i thought this story was over until i WALKED OVER TO THE SINK JUST NOW

test: pet her, tell her she is a good moss ball
results: she sit 

wild things about this post:
-the amount of porn bots mass reblogging this bc of the word ‘ball’
-the amount of people with extensive knowledge about native moss ball habitats and care coming out of the woodwork to reply to this post 
-the amount of people endeared and riveted by her ongoing performance

botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: botanyshitposts: idk how the hell i’ve run a blog c...

Animals, Bad, and Cars: 366 WTNT41 KNHC 102055 TCDAT1 Hurricane Florence Discussion Number 46 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 PM AST Mon Sep 10 2018 AL062018 Unfortunately, the models were right. Florence has rapidly intensifled into an extremely dangerous hurricane, with 30-second GOES-16 visible imagery showing well-defined eyewall mesovortices rotating inside of the eye. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft found peak SFMR winds of about 120 kt, with flight-level winds and dropsonde measurements also supporting that value for the initial wind speed estimate. Notably, the aircraft data also show the size of the hurricane-force winds has doubled in the past 12 hours thehmarie1089: your-reference-here: This is from the forecast discussion of Major Hurricane Florence from this afternoon. As a meteorologist, when I saw this, my heart sank. They don’t use wording like this for every storm. Florence is going to be a devastating. There will be huge amounts of flooding, both from inland rain and from costal storm surge. Winds are going to be some of the strongest you can get from a hurricane. People within the path of this storm could lose everything. If you know anyone who lives on the North or South Carolina coast, tell them that if there’s an evacuation ordered, they need to get the hell out. Do not take chances with this one. Reblogging again to add a list of things/essentials from a friend who lives on the NC coast and has weathered hurricanes and other bad weather: - toiletries (paper towels, toilet paper, baby wipes for “bathing” in case power water go out) - water, 1 gallon per person for at least 7 days (err on the side of caution if possible); more if you have animals!! - non perishable food items, if you get canned food make sure you have a can OPENER - pet food supplies, if you’re really worried about flooding it may be beneficial to get life vests for your pets, also find a way to put identification information on them! - batteries - flashlights - battery packs for cell phones charged up in case of loss of power - filled cars with gas filled gas can(s) - get all essentials like passports, important docs, and cherished items together ready to go - just in case, determine a way to get onto your roof safely - fill bathtubs with water so if water isn’t available you can refill the toilets to keep flushing and keep waste to a minimum - if you have dogs look up how to make a makeshift potty, you can use a hard baby pool and some sod potentially - check your prescriptions and get them refilled now if necessary - if you’re taking insulin and lose power, fill a separate cooler for your insulin than the one you would use for food. Insulin food If your place begins to flood get the hell OUT of the water!!! There is no telling if you have a live electrical charge in there! Do not cross any water you cannot see the bottom of the ground in. I’m serious. Read up on flash floods and common safety tips.
Animals, Bad, and Cars: 366
 WTNT41 KNHC 102055
 TCDAT1
 Hurricane Florence Discussion Number 46
 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
 500 PM AST Mon Sep 10 2018
 AL062018
 Unfortunately, the models were right. Florence has rapidly
 intensifled into an extremely dangerous hurricane, with 30-second
 GOES-16 visible imagery showing well-defined eyewall mesovortices
 rotating inside of the eye. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft found
 peak SFMR winds of about 120 kt, with flight-level winds and
 dropsonde measurements also supporting that value for the initial
 wind speed estimate. Notably, the aircraft data also show the size
 of the hurricane-force winds has doubled in the past 12 hours
thehmarie1089:
your-reference-here:

This is from the forecast discussion of Major Hurricane Florence from this afternoon. As a meteorologist, when I saw this, my heart sank. They don’t use wording like this for every storm.
Florence is going to be a devastating. There will be huge amounts of flooding, both from inland rain and from costal storm surge. Winds are going to be some of the strongest you can get from a hurricane. People within the path of this storm could lose everything.
If you know anyone who lives on the North or South Carolina coast, tell them that if there’s an evacuation ordered, they need to get the hell out. Do not take chances with this one.


Reblogging again to add a list of things/essentials from a friend who lives on the NC coast and has weathered hurricanes and other bad weather:

- toiletries (paper towels, toilet paper, baby wipes for “bathing” in case power  water go out)
- water, 1 gallon per person for at least 7 days (err on the side of caution if possible); more if you have animals!!
- non perishable food items, if you get canned food make sure you have a can OPENER
- pet food  supplies, if you’re really worried about flooding it may be beneficial to get life vests for your pets, also find a way to put identification information on them! 
- batteries
- flashlights
- battery packs for cell phones charged up in case of loss of power
- filled cars with gas  filled gas can(s)
- get all essentials like passports, important docs, and cherished items together  ready to go 
- just in case, determine a way to get onto your roof safely
- fill bathtubs with water so if water isn’t available you can refill the toilets to keep flushing and keep waste to a minimum
- if you have dogs look up how to make a makeshift potty, you can use a hard baby pool and some sod potentially 
- check your prescriptions and get them refilled now if necessary
- if you’re taking insulin and lose power, fill a separate cooler for your insulin than the one you would use for food. Insulin  food
If your place begins to flood get the hell OUT of the water!!! There is no telling if you have a live electrical charge in there! 
Do not cross any water you cannot see the bottom of the ground in. I’m serious. 
Read up on flash floods and common safety tips.

thehmarie1089: your-reference-here: This is from the forecast discussion of Major Hurricane Florence from this afternoon. As a meteorologis...

America, Anaconda, and Beijing: questionablefindings everything-is-connected penroseparticle My favorite thing is that Europe is spooky because it's old and America is spooky because it's big meduseld The difference between America and England is that Americans think 100 years is a long time, while the English think 100 miles is a long way." -Earle Hitchner burntcopper A fave of mine was always the american tales where people freaked out because 'someone died in this house and all the europeans would go ...Yes? That would be pretty much every house over 40 years old My school is older than your entire town. Sorry, you think *how far* is okay to travel for a shopping trip? American looks up at the beams in a country pub* Uh, this place has woodworm, isn't that a bit unsafe?' 'Eh, the woodworm's 400 years old, it's holding those beams together bedlamsbard A few years ago when I was in college I did a summer program at Cambridge aimed specifically at Amer- icans and Canadians, and my year it was all Ameri- cans and one Australian. We ended the program with a week in Wessex, and on the last day as we all piled onto the bus in Salisbury (or Bath? I can't remember), the professors went to the front to warn us that we wouldn't be making any stops unless absolutely nec- essary. We're headed to Heathrow to drop off anyone flying off the same day, then back to Cambridge All right, it's going to be a long bus ride, so make sure you're prepared for that." We all brace ourselves. A long bus ride? How long? Were Americans; a long bus ride for us is a minimum of six hours with the double digits perfectly plausible. We can handle a twelve hour bus ride as long as we get a bathroom break. The answer. "Two hours." Oh. derinthemadscientist English people trying to travel around Australia and wildly underestimating distance are my favourite thing marzipanandminutiae a tour guide in France told my school group that a particular cathedral wouldn't interest us much because "it's not very old; only from the early 1600s" to which we had to respond that it was still older than the oldest surviving European-style buildings in our country guana-sneeze China is both old and big. I had some Chinese colleagues over, we were discussing whether they wanted to see the Vasa ship (hugely expensive war ship which sank on it's maiden voyage after 12 min). They asked if it was old, I said "not THAT old" (bearing in mind they were Chinese) "it's from the 1500s." To my surprise they still looked impressed, nodding enthusiatically. Then I realised l'd forgotten something: ". mean it's from the 1500s AFTER the birth of Christ" and they went "oh, AFTER... ceescedasticity My dad's favorite quote from various tours in Italy was "Pay no attention to the tower- it was a scornful tone] tenth century addition." My last boss was Chinese, and she said when her parents came to visit her from Beijing they pronounced Chicago "A very nice village." blondegingersaxon This post keeps getting better 2thefingerfuckingfemalefury What I'm getting from this is both distance and time are Utterly Terrifying Source: penroseparticle America is so young.
America, Anaconda, and Beijing: questionablefindings
 everything-is-connected
 penroseparticle
 My favorite thing is that Europe is spooky because
 it's old and America is spooky because it's big
 meduseld
 The difference between America and England
 is that Americans think 100 years is a long time,
 while the English think 100 miles is a long way."
 -Earle Hitchner
 burntcopper
 A fave of mine was always the american tales where
 people freaked out because 'someone died in this
 house and all the europeans would go ...Yes? That
 would be pretty much every house over 40 years old
 My school is older than your entire town.
 Sorry, you think *how far* is okay to travel for
 a shopping trip?
 American looks up at the beams in a country
 pub* Uh, this place has woodworm, isn't that a bit
 unsafe?' 'Eh, the woodworm's 400 years old, it's
 holding those beams together
 bedlamsbard
 A few years ago when I was in college I did a summer
 program at Cambridge aimed specifically at Amer-
 icans and Canadians, and my year it was all Ameri-
 cans and one Australian. We ended the program with
 a week in Wessex, and on the last day as we all piled
 onto the bus in Salisbury (or Bath? I can't remember),
 the professors went to the front to warn us that we
 wouldn't be making any stops unless absolutely nec-
 essary. We're headed to Heathrow to drop off anyone
 flying off the same day, then back to Cambridge
 All right, it's going to be a long bus ride, so make sure
 you're prepared for that."
 We all brace ourselves. A long bus ride? How
 long? Were Americans; a long bus ride for us is a
 minimum of six hours with the double digits perfectly
 plausible. We can handle a twelve hour bus ride as
 long as we get a bathroom break.
 The answer. "Two hours."
 Oh.
 derinthemadscientist
 English people trying to travel around Australia
 and wildly underestimating distance are my
 favourite thing
 marzipanandminutiae
 a tour guide in France told my school group that
 a particular cathedral wouldn't interest us much
 because "it's not very old; only from the early 1600s"
 to which we had to respond that it was still
 older than the oldest surviving European-style
 buildings in our country
 guana-sneeze
 China is both old and big. I had some Chinese
 colleagues over, we were discussing whether they
 wanted to see the Vasa ship (hugely expensive
 war ship which sank on it's maiden voyage after
 12 min). They asked if it was old, I said "not THAT
 old" (bearing in mind they were Chinese) "it's from the
 1500s." To my surprise they still looked impressed,
 nodding enthusiatically. Then I realised l'd forgotten
 something: ". mean it's from the 1500s AFTER the
 birth of Christ" and they went "oh, AFTER...
 ceescedasticity
 My dad's favorite quote from various tours in Italy
 was "Pay no attention to the tower- it was a
 scornful tone] tenth century addition."
 My last boss was Chinese, and she said when
 her parents came to visit her from Beijing they
 pronounced Chicago "A very nice village."
 blondegingersaxon
 This post keeps getting better
 2thefingerfuckingfemalefury
 What I'm getting from this is both distance and time
 are Utterly Terrifying
 Source: penroseparticle
America is so young.

America is so young.